Benefits of a Pergola

As Texas temperatures continue to rise and we continue to spend more time outside, now is the perfect time to consider adding additional shade to your backyard. One of the best ways to boost your backyard’s shade is by adding a pergola. Not only will they keep your patio or yard cooler during the hot summer months, but they are also aesthetically pleasing and can tie directly into your yard’s landscaping. Below we will dive into some of the top benefits of having a pergola to help make your decision easier!

Fence on Slope Ideas

Choosing a fence for your backyard can be a difficult decision with all the variations available in today’s market. When your backyard has a slope however, you have another element to consider when making your final fencing selection. To help make your choice a little bit easier, below we cover some of our favorite fencing options for backyards with slopes and the benefits of each.

How to Ensure You’re Getting an Accurate Fencing Estimate

Adding a new fence to your backyard is a big undertaking, so you want to guarantee it’s done correctly and efficiently, as well as completed within your budget. The first step to making sure you’re getting everything you want from your fence and more, is by getting an accurate fencing estimate. While most people assume an estimate for a fence will just include the final price, an accurate and trustworthy fencing estimate should include much more. To ensure you’re getting the most accurate fencing estimate possible, make sure you’re discussing the following topics with the fencing companies you contact.

Parts of a Wood Fence

While you may just assume a typical wood fence consists of pickets, there are actually a few different components. of fences. Besides pickets to complete your fence you need rails and posts. With all three fence components, and proper installation, you can expect to enjoy a stable and complete fence for years to come.

Below we will dive into the three main components of a fence and the role they play in fence stability.

Landscaping Ideas Around Your Deck

While a backyard deck is certainly a statement piece on it’s own, adding additional landscaping can elevate your yard to the next level. Of course, landscaping around deck areas can be challenging, as your backyard space can be limited, and you don’t want to obstruct your view. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled this list of deck landscaping ideas, categorized by raised decks, ground-level decks and pool decks.

Privacy Fence Styles

Privacy fences are one of the most popular backyard fencing options, and for a good reason! Privacy fences certainly make your backyard more private, and they improve your home’s security by adding an additional layer of defense against the outside world. Wood privacy fences also work with your home in keeping pets and children inside property lines.

While privacy fences are very functional, you also want them to be aesthetically pleasing. If your old and worn privacy fence isn’t cutting it anymore, consider one of these different and custom privacy fence styles to add an element of beauty to your yard.

Fence Etiquette: Sharing A Fence With Your Neighbor

It’s standard practice in many Texas neighborhoods for neighbors to share fences. In almost every situation you will be sharing your fence with at least one neighbor, but often you’re sharing a fence on both sides of your yard and sometimes you’re even sharing your back fence. No matter how many fence sides you’re sharing with your neighbors, you’ll want to be respectful and make your fence installation experience a positive one for all parties involved. Below we will go over some common fence etiquette tips when it comes to shared fences and why they’re important – let’s dive in!